Fast-food workers' push for more pay heats up

Convention in Chicago to address $15 hourly wage, possible union for fast-food workers.
Oklahoman Published: July 26, 2014
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— Fast-food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.

About 1,300 workers were scheduled to attend sessions Friday and Saturday at an expo center in Villa Park, Ill., where they’ll be asked to do “whatever it takes” to win $15-an-hour wages and a union, said Kendall Fells, a representative of the Service Employees International Union.

The union has supported the protests since 2012.

Associated Press